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Title:
Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky pdf (85,032 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky
Description:
One in a series of letters between Cohen and Mirsky regarding the chemical nature of DNA. In 1974, Cohen produced an article with Franklin Portugal on the subject that appeared in "Connecticut Medicine."
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (85,032 Bytes)
Date:
1973-07-25 (July 25, 1973)
Creator:
Cohen, Jack S.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
Recipient:
Mirsky, Alfred E.
Source:
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Alfred E. Mirsky Papers
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
History of Medicine
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Alfred E. Mirsky to Jack S. Cohen (June 29, 1973) pdf (387,776 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHR.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky (January 25, 1974) pdf (350,245 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHT.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Alfred E. Mirsky to Jack S. Cohen (January 29, 1974) pdf (73,223 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHU.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky (February 22, 1974) pdf (112,582 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHV.pdf
Metadata Record The Search for the Chemical Structure of DNA (October 1974) pdf (907,646 Bytes) ocr (27,519 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAAHW.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 7
Unique Identifier:
CCAAHS
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005
SubSeries: Chronological
Folder: 1969-1974
Transcript:
July 25, 1973
Dear Dr. Mirsky,
This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 29, following our phone conversation yesterday. As I indicated, I returned last week from the Int. Biochem. Congress and moved my laboratory on Monday, hence the delay in replying.
I was very interested in your letter and very pleased to receive it. As I have indicated I am most concerned to arrive at a balanced and objective account of what actually occurred in this area. In that respect your letter is invaluable giving as it does your own views and material not readily available. I would personally value the opportunity to view the reports of the Board of Scientific Directors of the Rockefeller Institute, which are particularly relevant to DNA work in view of the centrality of Levene, Avery, Hotchkiss, yourself and many others to that work. Could this be arranged? If you cannot pass this request on could you let me know the appropriate person to whom I should write.
I should emphasize that my paper was intended to be devoted exclusively to the chemical work relevant to DNA. I have, of course, left out things (of which people keep reminding me, such as synthesis of purines and pyrimidines, staining, etc.). These will be covered in our book. In addition my treatment of Avery's work and the connection with your own was only intended to be superficial, insofar as it related to Levene's work, and also in order to effectively answer Stent's contentions. There is no question that I will revise this section in order to take account of your views
I will follow up on all the sources you give me.
Yours sincerely,
Jack S. Cohen
Reproduction Research Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2013-01-23
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